Olivia Fleming

Contact Information

409 Murray Hall
Stillwater, OK 74078-4062
(405) 744-6105 (Main Office)
  (405) 744-5780
  olivia.fleming@okstate.edu

Curriculum Vitae

 

Spring 2020 Office Hours

Mondays and Wednesdays: 11:00am - 12:30pm
Or by appointment

Spring 2020 Class Schedule

SOC 1113 - Introductory Sociology: MWF 9:30am - 10:20pm CLB 303

Education

  • M.A. in Sociology, University of South Florida, 2018
  • B.A. in Sociology, minor in Anthropology, University of South Florida, 2016

Research Interests

  • Environmental Sociology
  • Social Inequalities
  • Social Justice
  • Consumer Culture
  • Food Systems and Politics
  • Qualitative Methodologies

Bio

Olivia Fleming is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Sociology. Her M.A. qualitative thesis explored how children from low-income backgrounds use food as a resource to (co)construct belonging and inclusion within a metropolitan area summer program. While pursuing her Ph.D. at OSU, she plans to take a closer look at food inequalities, as well as food growing and production norms related to landscape dynamics and resource use. She hopes that simultaneously discussing food relationships and environmental perceptions will be beneficial in moving forward conversations concerning the role that power plays in food systems and local communities and/or foodscapes. She is particularly interested in how tension and inequalities arise from varying priorities and translations of “nature.” Olivia also currently serves as the Sociology Graduate Student Association (SGSA) Secretary.